Tag Archives: inscriptions

QUAERITUR: People’s names on chalices, windows, etc.

From a  reader: I have noticed that on some of the vessels, vestments, and crucifix at Mass, there is an inscription to a deceased person. Is this a tradition? Is there some sort of indulgence for the deceased person? Yes, it is … Read More

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Earliest Christian inscription identified? Maybe?

There is an old adage which everyone, people who participate on blogs included, ought to kind in mind:  Scripta manent… Things that are written down endure. In a story posted on Fox News I read about the possible identification of … Read More

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